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Richard B Stacy, Craig D Ellis, Barry D Hand, James M C Thomas, Kenith W Chambers, Stephen E Glover, Richard I Barnett, Paul B King, Ryszard S Ozarowski, William T Sutton: Method and apparatus for supporting and for supplying therapy to a patient. Support Systems International, Arnold White & Durkee, December 24, 1996: US05586346 (145 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is provided which supports a patient on an inflatable structure. The inflatable structure preferably has two components: a) lower inflatable layer which is selectively operable to provide basic support for the patient and which includes a plurality of laterally offset zone which may be ...


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Craig D Ellis, Kenith W Chambers, Stephen E Glover, Kerry J Mensching: Mattress apparatus having a siderail down sensor. Hill Rom, Barnes & Thornburg, February 8, 2000: US06021533 (99 worldwide citation)

A mattress apparatus is provided for use on a bed frame having at least one siderail movable from an up position to a down position. The apparatus includes a support surface, an electrical controller configured to control the support surface, and a siderail down sensor configured to be coupled to on ...


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Barry D Hand, Robert C Novack, Donald E Williamson, James R Stolpmann, Kenith W Chambers: SSI Medical Services, Arnold White & Durkee, March 4, 1997: US05606754 (88 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a vibratory patient support system for providing therapeutic vibrational action or forces to a patient suffering from a respiratory ailment. The vibratory patient support system includes a rigid support frame such as a bed frame, a plurality of inflatable sacs suppor ...


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Reza Hakamiun, Craig D Ellis, Benjamin Salvatini, John A Brenner, David N Ashcraft, Kenith W Chambers, Stephen E Glover: Inflatable patient support surface system. Hill Rom, Arnold White & Durkee, July 15, 1997: US05647079 (76 worldwide citation)

A patient air mattress replacement system having a pair of air support layers with a hose assembly containing a plurality of supply tubes for providing air to the air support layers. The mattress includes an interface connection which connects the support layers to the hose assembly and valve fittin ...


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Richard B Stacy, Craig D Ellis, Barry D Hand, James M C Thomas, Kenith W Chambers, Stephen E Glover, Richard I Barnett, Paul B King, Ryszard S Ozarowski, William T Sutton: Method and apparatus for supporting and for supplying therapy to a patient. November 16, 1999: US05983429 (63 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is provided which supports a patient on an inflatable structure. The inflatable structure preferably has two components: a) lower inflatable layer which is selectively operable to provide basic support for the patient and which includes a plurality of laterally offset zone which may be ...


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Kenith W Chambers, Suzanne Bish, Mary Butler: Support surface with inflatable core zones. Hill Rom Services, Kenneth C Baran, November 16, 2010: US07832039 (59 worldwide citation)

A mattress includes a core portion having independently inflatable head, seat and foot zones, each of which includes at least an A bladder and a B bladder. Pressure within all the core portion A bladders is adjustable separately from pressure within all the core portion B bladders. Pressure within t ...


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